Guest Author - Taisha Turner
Nick Ruth’s The Dark Dreamweaver is the first book of The Remin Chronicles. In the fantasy, the people of Earth are suffering from horrible nightmares. This includes the protagonist, David. David lives with his parents. Together they collect monarch caterpillars for study. One day, David discovers a talking caterpillar. The caterpillar is actually a wizard, Houdin, under a reincarnation curse. Houdin is from an alternate world named Remin.
The reincarnation curse has Houdin continuously changing from an egg to a caterpillar to chrysalis to a monarch butterfly. Once the cycle is complete, the cursed wizard starts the vicious cycle all over again. Houdin finds himself in a different location on Earth in each reincarnation.
Thane is the wizard who cursed Houdin and is causing the Earth people their nightmares. David and Houdin decide to join forces to stop Thane. In addition, there is a chance for David to gain some wizard skills. What preteen would pass up a chance for Wizarding lessons? So after leaving a note for his parents, off goes David with Houdin to save Earth and Remin.
In The Dark Dreamweaver, David sees and meets characters and things he has never imagined in any of his fantasies. There is Sir Heads-A-Lot, as his name states, he has a lot of heads. He is from another alternative world, Inspire. There are mano who are five-foot gliding jellyfish-like creatures. Kira, a citizen of Remin, is a modern day Amazon warrior. She and her pet wolfat, Queenie, are the warriors to have on your side.
This fantasy is a great book for the preteen reader (ages: 8-12). Many schools require students to read books of many genres. The fantasy genre is one of them. Nick Ruth’s book will meet the requirement. Teachers will love a break from the standard fantasy novels.
The Dark Dreamweaver weaves a great story. It is full of action. Nick Ruth's characters are quite imaginative. The The Dark Dreamweaver captures what it would be like to have a great adventure.
Take time and enjoy Nick Ruth’s The Dark Dreamweaver. Look for Book 2, The Breezes of Inspire. Inspire is Sir Heads-A-Lot’s world.
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Note: The Dark Dreamweaver by Nick Ruth was received from the author.